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Kentucky - Not Quite There Yet

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Kentucky is now 3-0, with the second and third games being closer than anyone might have reasonably expected: John Wall beat Miami of Ohio on a last-second shot, and Sam Houston State lost by only 10, 102-92.

John Calipari is not pleased with his team's defense. They have three more tune-ups - Rider, Cleveland State and UNC-Asheville -before UNC rolls into town on the 15th.

By contrast, by the time UNC gets there, for better or worse, they'll have played a tough Valpo, Ohio State, Syracuse, Nevada, usually tough in their conference, and Michigan State. Don't be surprised if Kentucky opts for some sort of funky zone. They're athletic enough to cause problems that way and while they don't need it necessarily, their inexperience and youth may mandate it, and UNC's outside woes might encourage them.

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